Immigration Countries: Germany in an International Comparison

Annual Report 2015

April 2015

The Annual Report compares Germany's migration and integration policies with the policies of selected EU countries as well as with traditional immigration countries such as Canada and the USA. The analysis shows that Germany has become one of the pioneers of modern migration policy in its labour migration policy. In EU refugee policy, the SVR recommends restructuring the Common European Asylum System. The responsibility of the country of first entry (Dublin principle) could be combined with the principle of free choice for refugees who would be able to move to another EU country after their asylum petition is approved. In addition, more collective reception procedures should be added to the individual asylum procedure, for example, for Syrian refugees.